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About Locanda Veneta

One of LA’s best Italian restaurants, Locanda Veneta aims to transport you to Venice, Italy. Where the freshest and often deceptively simplest ingredients are combined and cooked into art. The cozy room, often dotted with celebs, is elegant but there’s nothing fussy about the menu. Here you’ll find favorites such as a fresh-vegetable minestrone; wild mushroom risotto; and spinach and ricotta cheese gnocchi. Garlic, fresh herbs and olive oil dress many of the pasta, meat and fish dishes; and the veal scaloppini gets a different preparation every night. When an Italian spot is as classic as this, how can you skip a dessert of tiramisu? Our extensive wine list complements your meal, with selections mainly from Italy, France and California.

8638 W. Third Street
Los Angeles, CA 90048
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday, 11:00am - 3:00pm.
Dinner: Monday - Thursday, 3:00pm - 9:00pm.
Friday: 3:00pm - 9:30pm.
Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm.
Sunday: 5:00pm - 8:30pm.

Cross Street:
Btw. Robertson and San Vincente

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(310) 274-1893

Website:
http://www.locandaveneta.net/

Catering:
Please call for details on our catering.

Parking Details:
We have our executive Valet Service to serve YOU, that is located right next to Locanda Veneta.

Executive Chef:
Andre Ginekis, Sr.

Additional:
Beer, Corkage Fee, Outdoor dining, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
We also cater your private parties, please call for details.

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Details

We don't have any prefix menus, we will have our regular menu and 12 Daily Special items. For 30 years, Locanda Veneta is well known for its Romantic Ambiance.

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Locanda Veneta Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

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4.8

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4.5

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4.5

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98% would recommend it to a friend

Romantic (15)
Good for a Date (13)
Neighborhood Gem (12)
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Authentic (11)
Quiet Conversation (11)
Good for Anniversaries (10)
Fit for Foodies (10)
Special Occasion (9)
Cozy (8)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Notable Wine List (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Business Meals (5)
Casual (5)
Comfort Food (5)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Good for Groups (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Healthy (3)
Fun (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
People Watching (1)
Seasonal (1)
Spicy (1)
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 3 days ago

The food was amazing. Our waiter was attentive and friendly. Nice wine pours!
We devoured a burrata appetizer and each had a pasta dish. Both were fresh, delicious, and expertly prepared. The atmosphere is fun and cozy. I will be back soon!

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Comfort Food, Casual, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 6 days ago

It’s been there a long time. It knows what it’s doing. This can go either way— a “tired” feeling, a “wise” feeling. We wanted quiet, cozy, good food. Not a “scene.” We loved it.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 12, 2018

One of the best Italian restaurants in L. A. Locanda Veneta does a superb job with Italian classics, but also offers dishes that one rarely sees outside Italy, like calamari grilled with swiss chard -- spicy, light and incredibly flavorful --or a whole deboned chicken with fresh lemon sauce. Service is very friendly and prompt. A real gem.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Cozy, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 11, 2018

The special Alfredo-style pasta with sea urchin and caviar was one of the most delicious pastas I have ever had.

Tags: Casual, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Business Meals
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 (New England)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Excellent food, outstanding service, comfortable and quiet atmosphere.

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion, Authentic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 7, 2018

ALWAYS excellent.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We have been going to Locanda since it opened 30 years ago and you never get tired of the greatness of every aspect of the restaurant

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Locanda Veneta never disappoints; they have the best spaghetti I have ever had and a really good wine list. I would recommend for any foodies that want to enjoy an authentic Italian restaurant with great food!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on December 25, 2017

After so many years it's still one of the best Italian food in town.
No matter what you order, it's always good.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Business Meals
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Perfecto.. food, service, ambiance, and we could converse in a normal speaking voice. A very pleasurable restaurant — definitely plan to come back.

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·Dined on December 20, 2017

You can always count on a fabulous meal and great service!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching, Great for Lunch, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 11, 2017

The service was fair and the food was good. I would go back again - but stick with pastas only.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Had the veal dish ...way too tough and overly drenched in wine sauce .
Wife's fish was dry and flavorless !
At those prices, I expected for better cuisine! Do not plan on returning!

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Great restaurant. Every meal is perfect. Ambiance is is great, too.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Fantastic Italian food and wine!!

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Wonderful, reliable, welcoming, warm. A perennial favorite.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 10, 2017

We love this neighborhood place. The food is always outstanding and the staff is attentive. This is one of our go to places.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Birthday dinner and it was great! Food is always perfect. Great service. Comfortable seating.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 6, 2017

"Traditional Italian restaurant" would be a good description of it. From its lay out and decoration, non sofisticated, to the Menu offer and style of recipes and preparations. It was exactly what we were looking for: just some well done pasta and a good bottle of italian wine.
Good experience, good food.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 27, 2017

under new ownership and thankfully they have maintained the same recipes and standard of excellence. The food is outstanding. Branzino this time. Excellent. Definitely a dish I will order again.

Tags: Seasonal, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Casual, Fun, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients
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 (Lancashire)·Dined on October 25, 2017

90° outside and AC wasn’t working properly. A little warm and stuffy. The waiter explaining their AC doesn’t work very well. They also seem to serve large table or so of staff from Cedars-Sinai Hospital across the street, so atmosphere is more business than intimate. But the food is distinctive and well done.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Great food and ambience. I have been eating there for many years and never disappointed

Tags: Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 11, 2017

Great food!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Iconic resturant always consistently great. The food outstanding. Great atmosphere but not stuffy instead fun and interesting. From rock stars to pro athletes to tv and radio personalities. But still very comfortable.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Love this staple, Home made pasta all the way, Felt as if i were back in Italy

Tags: Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Good food great service relaxing atmosphere. Only downside is expensive wine. That's okay because next time I will bring my own.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 15, 2017

Everything was so delicious!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 13, 2017

We've been to Locanda Veneta several times and the result is consistently satisfying, a wonderful dining experience without fail. Food, service, congenial atmosphere remain at a consistently enjoyable level; we will continue to make this restaurant a regular destination.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Good for a Date, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 7, 2017

Delightful evening. The appetizers and pasta were excellent, and service could not have been better.

Tags: Good for a Date
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 6, 2017

i can be patient only so long. took nearly an hour to get our entrees and they did nothing in return to calm our agitation.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Still a great Italian in Los Angeles! Better food than you can get almost anywhere in Italy, and an excellent short but well-curated wine list. Wonderful staff and a kitchen that accommodates special requests even when slammed--always a terrific night out!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Always great. I eat there regularly. Thank you for the great table.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Quick Bite, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Business Meals
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 30, 2017

The pleasure was all ours. Great nite, delicious wine, outstanding food choices and most of all, captivating company.
Also celebrity sightings. Pricilla Presley
Matt sorum, Tim lykies

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Fun, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 23, 2017

Delicious food!! For everyone who has stopped going to this restaurant you are missing some wonderful food!! We love coming here!

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Paleo Friendly, Romantic, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Casual
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on July 23, 2017

Classical Italian food, expertly prepared and yet some unusual, creative offerings. The service is excellent, the food delicious, the portions large. Had the dinner special that included choice of several appetizers, several main courses, several desserts. A good value at $48. Extensive wine list although I didn't sample it. Prices are $$$ but worth it; Italian done right. Good for special occasions.

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion
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·Dined on July 22, 2017

One of the best Italian restaurants in the city. Outstanding service, excellent food. Reminds me of the great New York Italian restaurants. Highly recommended

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 22, 2017

I had not eaten there in years until I moved back into the neighborhood a few weeks ago. I am delighted to have rediscovered this special place. And what a treat to be attended to by such true professional waiters. The real deal. No silly statements such as "hi, I'm John, and I'll be taking care of you tonight" or such awful questions like "how's that tastin' for ya?" These guys are experienced and professional. The food and ambience were perfect and I intend to go back soon and often! Highly recommend!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Authentic, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Business Meals
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 (Miami)·Dined on July 21, 2017

La calidad del servicio que ofrecen es sobresaliente, los meseros bastante amables, creo que es una buena opción para alguna noche en que no consigues mesa en algún otro lugar italiano en el area. Lo que me tocó probar de comida, rico, pero hasta ahí.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 13, 2017

Locanda Veneta is one of the most authentic Italian restaurants in Los Angeles. The ingredients are always fresh and seasonal and the waitstaff are always extremely knowledgeable about not only the ingredients of each dish, but how it is specifically prepared. They are always willing to make adjustments and are very attentive and professional.

We've been coming here for years and each time we come we discover something new and amazing that we haven't tried.

Some favorites:

Minestrone - best in Los Angeles; best I've ever had, period.
Ceasar Salad - another favorite
Eggplant rolls - forgetting the Italian name but these are DELICIOUS!
Calamari - fresh, grilled calamari that is to die for! You don't find fresh calamari like this in many places
Mushroom risotto - this is by far the best risotto I've ever had. It is an absolute treat. Very rich so I usually am able to take half home for later :D
Branzino - excellently prepared and ALWAYS fresh

Tags: Healthy, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Seasonal, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, People Watching
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Amazing restaurant! Food is outstanding and is great for vegetarians too. I haven't been back in 20 years but it is still outstanding-- food, service, and ambiance top notch. As good if not better than 20 years ago. Can't wait to return next I'm in LA. Really special place making each guest feel like the priority of all. Visited with son and easy breezy with family, friends, or romantic date. Thank you thank you!

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Cozy
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